Month: April 2013

Episode 30: Women’s NCAA & European Championships

This week, Blythe filed her report on dominating Russians and weeping men at Moscow's European Championships. Uncle Tim and Jessica returned from Los Angeles to report on the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships with special guest Lauren Hopkins, U.S. editor for The...

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Quick Hits: NCAA Event Finals

The last day of the NCAA Championships have rolled into Pauley Pavilion. It's a sad day for NCAA fans, as it marks the end of the season. But I bring the Danusia Francis fans good news: The Brit has warmed up both her aerial cartwheel sideways on the beam AND an...

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Quick Hits: The Super Six

Today is the big day! It's the day when, as we are told every year, the team who "wants it more" will inevitably win… To refresh your memory, here are the scores from yesterday: 1. Florida 197.775 2. Alabama 197.350 3. LSU 197.325 4T. UCLA 197.200 4T. Oklahoma 197.200...

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Quick Hits: 2013 NCAA Championships Semifinals

In the first NCAA press conference, Valorie Kondos-Field said that this semifinal would be a "blood bath." Time will tell if she is right… Here are the teams and their rankings: Oklahoma (2) Alabama (3) UCLA (6) Michigan (7) Utah (10) Arkansas (11) And here are the...

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Quick Hits: 2013 NCAA Championships Semifinals

It's the magical day that GymCastic has been ranting and raving about for months. The NCAA Championships have arrived! Today is bound to be Mary Lou Retton great–if not Nadia great. A lot is at stake. Today will determine who advances to tomorrow's team final, and the...

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Quick Hits: Podium Training at the 2013 NCAA Nationals

Los Angeles, CA–Los Angeles traffic tsuks, but I have made it to Pauley Pavilion–just in time to see the start of Training Session 1. Lloimincia Hall is on beam. Strugggles to square her hips on her layout stepout. She does another--same problem again. Rheagan...

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Episode 29: Vanessa Zamarripa and Danusia Francis

UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa has once again finished the regular season ranked number one in the all-around. We talked to her about being the first American to compete the Cheng vault, mercilessly teasing her coach, competing an upgraded version of the Cheng (the...

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9 Quotes from Today’s NCAA Press Conference

Today was the first NCAA press conference with the head coaches. Below you'll find a few of their comments. Each head coach had the opportunity to share some opening remarks. Here are a few noteworthy comments: Valorie Kondos-Field of UCLA: "Everybody knows how...

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Episode 28: Kristen Maloney

  This week our guest is two-time US national champion, 2000 Olympic team bronze medalist, and five-time NCAA champion, Kristen Maloney. She opens up to us about her highs and lows; how did it feel to be awarded an Olympic medal 10 years after the Games (because...

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